- the hairy black and white caterpillar of the goldtail moth
Word Origin for palmer worm
Examples from the Web for palmer worm
Historical Examples of palmer worm
Chætochilus pometellus, (Harris), is commonly called the Palmer-worm.American Pomology
J. A. Warder
The first is in Joel i. 4: "That which the palmer-worm hath left, hath the locust eaten."
The Jewish Bible retains the reading of palmer-worm, but affixes the mark of doubt, as it does to the canker-worm.